Memorial Park World War I in Halen

Located on a field in Halen, Belgium, these 44 concrete Stahl helmets symbolize the German occupation in the province of Limburg in the First World War. The helmets are on a field where the Battle of the Silver Helmets in Halen took place. This battle was the only Belgian victory without Allied aid during the First World War.

Memorial Park WWI Halen, Battle of the Silver Helmets

Each of the 44 helmets were decorated by a Limburg municipality and brought back together to create this exhibition Limburg 1914-1918. They show very different and varied perspectives on the theme of war and memory. At the memorial park are information boards with more background information about the helmets.

Memorial Park WWI Halen, Battle of the Silver Helmets

In the future the creations on the helmets will fade and nature will incorporate the helmets into the landscape. Such as dolmen and menhirs that are overgrown with moss and grass. These faded helmets symbolize the returned soldiers who tried to reintegrate into society.

Memorial Park WWI Halen, Battle of the Silver Helmets

Website Limburg 1914-1918: www.limburg1914-1918.be

Location memorial park: Betserbaan 97, 3545 Halen, Belgium.

Memorial Park WWI Halen, Battle of the Silver Helmets

Memorial Park WWI Halen, Battle of the Silver Helmets

Memorial Park WWI Halen, Battle of the Silver Helmets

Memorial Park WWI Halen, Battle of the Silver Helmets

Memorial Park WWI Halen, Battle of the Silver Helmets

Memorial Park WWI Halen, Battle of the Silver Helmets

Memorial Park WWI Halen, Battle of the Silver Helmets

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Jurgen Huibers
Jurgen Huibers

We are a family of 5 from Belgium. We love travelling and discovering new places in Europe. I hope we can inspire you for your holiday in Europe. Have a look at our destinations so far and feel free to ask any additional info of the places we visited.

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